Report: 526 Teeth Removed From 7-Year-Old’s Mouth in India

August 1, 2019 Updated: August 15, 2019

A 7-year-old boy in India had more than 500 teeth growing inside his mouth, which doctors recently removed, Reuters reported.

Dental surgeons removed the teeth, which were located inside a growth in the boy’s mouth. He was identified as Ravindran, of Chennai state, and had been experiencing pain since he was 3 years old, the report said.

“Then finally we come to know that there was 526 teeth which were present in the entire sac,” Dr. Senthilnathan, his surgeon, told Sky News.

The footage of the doctors performing the operation shows hundreds of tooth fragments that range in size laid out in a circular pattern.

Doctors said that the boy had a compound composite odontoma in his mouth, and it was about 1.1 inches by 2 inches in size.

According to a report from National Institutes of Health, odontomas are tumors composed of dental tissue, but they generally are only seen via X-rays.

The benign tumor is generally slow-growing. The cause is not yet known, said the report.

“Some patients may experience pain, swelling or tooth displacement because of the tumor, notes the West Indian Medical Journal review. Approximately 80 percent of cases are associated with teeth that haven’t yet erupted, so often a patient may have teeth that haven’t yet broken through the gums. Odontomas are benign, meaning noncancerous, and they generally do not grow back once removed,” says Colgate’s website.

In a similar case from 2014, more than 200 teeth were removed from the mouth a teen in Mumbai, Reuters noted.

100 Bubble Tea Pearls Removed From Girl’s Stomach

A 14-year-old Chinese girl was hospitalized after she was constipated for five days, according to AsiaOne in a June 6 report, citing local media outlets.

The girl from Zhejiang Province said she couldn’t eat, had stomach pains, and other symptoms, the report said. Her parents finally took her to the hospital on May 28.

After an X-ray was performed, doctors spherical shapes in her abdomen. Doctors said that the round shadows were undigested tapioca pearls from bubble tea that she had consumed days prior.

The girl said that she had the bubble tea about five days before her health problems surfaced, AsiaOne reported.

The girl was then given laxatives to relieve her of the symptoms, it was reported.

A doctor involved in the case said that he thinks that the girl was hiding her consumption of bubble tea from her parents, saying that she would have had to drink a lot for it to be this severe.

Bubble tea pearls are generally made of starchy tapioca, which can be difficult for the body to digest.

In 2015, there was a scandal involving bubble tea pearls, where a TV reporter in China’s Shandong Province found undigested pearls present in her stomach during a CT scan. An investigation revealed that the tapioca “pearls” were made from old tires and soles of leather shoes.

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